Frequently Asked Questions – Residential Care
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What are the benefits of the Inpatient Residential Care Program to patients and families?
- Care is provided at the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center by a team of professionals who are trained in end-of-life care. The center is equipped to handle the needs of patients and families who are facing end of life in a home-like environment designed to be a home away from home. The Inpatient Center offers 24 bright, private comfortable rooms, eight of which are for the Residential Care Program, and plenty of space for family and friends to gather.
- Peace of mind in knowing that loved ones are free from common safety concerns that they may experience at home and assistance is only a call bell away.
- Patients may transition within the Center if or when a higher level of care is needed to manage challenging symptoms without having to move from one facility to another.
- Families can focus on spending quality time with their loved ones rather than having to meet the demands of being a caregiver.
What are the goals of the Inpatient Center Residential Care Program?
- To fulfill an unmet need in our community
- Expand the Center’s services, amenities and highly-trained staff to our community
- Respond to the requests of patients and families for longer stays in the Center.
- Make residential care accessible to everyone regardless of financial circumstances.
Who provides care to residential patients and families?
24/7 care is provided by a dedicated team of Hospice nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers in collaboration with patients’ community physicians.
What is the visitation policy?
The Inpatient Center is open 24 hours a day for visitors, and features living rooms and fully equipped kitchens so patients and their families can spend time together in a pleasant environment.
Are meals available for patients?
Yes, there is a daily meal option available for patients. We welcome families to bring food to the Center and gather for a meal in our family kitchens; nearby restaurants are also available.
Must residential care patients stay at the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient through end of life?
Patients may transfer home or to a senior living facility at any time during their stay.
Who pays for care provided through the Residential Care Program?
Patients and families pay out-of-pocket for room and board with care being covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. Hospice & Community Care provides a fee reduction for those who qualify.
What happens if my loved one’s care needs fluctuate while at the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center?
Patients may transition within the Center if or when a higher level of care is needed to manage challenging symptoms without having to move from one facility to another.